Leeds United vs Manchester United result Leeds United 2-4 Manchester United: Everything we learned from Manchester United’s Premier League victory over Leeds United at Elland Road
Five things we learned as Red Devils win Elland Road thriller Manchester United beat Leeds United at a windswept and rain-soaked Elland Road on Sunday afternoon as they strengthened their challenge for a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Two decades without a crowd hasn’t quelled rivalry at all The ferocious weather at Elland Road was impressively matched by the noise both sets of fans created, as a wild football match was given the feral atmosphere it deserved.
Resolute form can power United to top four This victory stretched their current unbeaten run to seven matches and extended their lead over their rivals for a fourth-place in the Premier League to four points. They may have threatened to throw this one away with a very poor start to the second-half, but showed enough strength of character to reset themselves and take the points in the end.
Leeds are in real relegation trouble Leeds are now only five points above the relegation zone, and six points ahead of 19th-place Burnley, who have two games in hand to play.
Sancho finding form at right time for United The real star of the second goal, though, was Jadon Sancho. The England winger picked the ball up on the right-hand edge of the penalty after Victor Lindelof’s excellent run through the midfield, before he floated an exquisite pass over the heads of two Leeds defenders and directly into the path of Fernandes to gift his team-mate a relatively finish.
Premier League victory over Leeds United at Elland Road The Red Devils were by far the better side during the first-half in fierce conditions in Yorkshire and took the lead midway through the opening period when Harry Maguire headed home a corner from England team-mate Luke Shaw beyond the reach of Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier.
Football still isn’t taking head injuries seriously enough Robin Koch suffered a nasty head injury after an early clash with Scott McTominay as Leeds attempted to build an attack just inside the opposition half. The German defender was side-swiped by the Scot and fell to the turf with a crunch, blood pouring from his head as he lay prone on the pitch. After strapping his head up with a bandage, Leeds sent him back onto the pitch.
That advantage was doubled just before half-time when Bruno Fernandes nodded home a superb Jadon Sancho pass, but a wild match was turned around in two second-half minutes as Leeds found their self-belief again.